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Old 04-06-2008
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Icon10 New here, 96 Ranger. The Plan.

Hey, Names Jesse.
I'm 16 and am pursuing a career in the automotive field.
I love these forums from what I've seen so far. Great people and it's very informative. :]
I own a 96 Ranger 2.3l Regular cab (not splash).
Below is a list of things i plan on doing over the next couple years. I plan to do all of the work myself with the help of a few people.
Cant wait to see it grow.

Let me know what you guys think. Accurate?

Amount $ Product Total

400 -- 17” Rims & 225/50/17 Tires
500 -- DJM Drop -- 900
200 -- Head/Tail Lights -- 110
100 -- Roll Pan -- 1200
30 -- Mirrors -- 1230
40 -- 4X4 Valance -- 1270
100 -- Tint -- 1370
50 -- Grill -- 1420
60 -- Hood Scoop Kit -- 1480
200 -- Bed Cover -- 1680
300 -- New Seats -- 1980
500 -- Paint -- 2480
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Old 04-06-2008
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good start keep your eyes open in the for sale section, itll help you save some money or other mods, or gas.
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Old 04-06-2008
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500 -- Paint -- 2480

Im guessing you'll be painting it yourself I am supposing? Was about to say.. 500 for a paint job is like Mako job, and thats just plain wrong for a vehicle.. Going to be rattle canning it? Or are you running a good setup of air brushes?
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welcome, and I wish I had made a plan when I started out!

where in ftworth are you? Im in arlington, deff need to get a dfw meet going!
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Old 04-08-2008
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Will be painting with my grandpa.
One of the things i will not do on my own.
Either that or a retired body shop teacher, he shows lots of mopar vehicles and has amazing paint jobs.

I live on the edge of fort worth in haltom city.
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Old 04-08-2008
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Sounds like you got a good plan going there. Make sure to take lots of pics and keep us updated!
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Old 04-09-2008
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I've actually thought about Macco.
If i got one, I would do all of the prep work. Our painters in this area are not bad and the paint is not bad quality, what they are lacking is the prep work.
So if i got it, i would prep and remove lights and everything.

I've seen some good jobs done like that.
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Old 06-21-2008
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any update?
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